Emergency Medicine Fellowship

Emergency Medicine Fellows

  • Dewight Cowley II, MD, MPH
  • Crystal Hoonhorst-Parson, MD
  • Paula Shelton, MD
  • Ashish Bhakta, MD
  • Aley Hamadani, MD
  • John D. Pitt III, MD

We are excited to offer you a great opportunity to family physicians who desire further training in rural emergency medicine and the ability to become board-certified in emergency medicine by ABPS (American Board of Physician Specialties), the official certifying body of AAPS (American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.). The AAPS' American Academy of Emergency Physicians (AAEP) certifies the fellowship program.

Our hospital serves 18 counties, with an annual ED volume of approximately 85, 000 visits. There are over 62 rooms including trauma, orthopedic, sub-acute and fast track.

The fellowship enables the family physician to sit sooner for the ABPS Board Certification in Emergency Medicine (BCEM). ABPS certifies both allopathic and osteopathic trained physicians in 17 medical specialties. The requirement is 12 months of graduate training plus 12 months of practice experience. Therefore, the family physician is eligible for board certification through AAPS after an additional one year full-time work in an ER setting.

Six positions are offered each academic year. The family physician who is offered one of these positions will work 14 (12 hour) shifts in our ER and 2 (5 hour) shifts seeing patients in our clinic each month as same day appointments or ER follow-up visits through the lunch hour from 12 noon – 5:00 pm.  There is also a 2 week training period in the Emergency Room at the beginning of the fellowship.

The salary is $74,000 which also includes additional benefits of professional liability, health insurance, as well as time for CME.

Requirements for application include: 1) Completion of ACGME or AOA approved Family Medicine residency program, with a letter from your Program Director Documenting training 2) ABFP certification or eligibility 3) ACLS, PALS and ATLS certification 4) At least two letters of recommendations.

If you are interested in our program, please send your curriculum vitae (CV) along with a one page description of why you are seeking the position and what your future goals might be to: Heather Cavness at hgreenwa@uthsc.edu or send mail to University of Tennessee Family Medicine Residency Program at 294 Summar Dr, Jackson, TN 38301.

Deadline for applications is August 15 of each year.  The interviewing period is from September 1st through October 15th.

Jackson clinic

Contact Us

Family Medicine Residency Program-Jackson

294 Summar Ave
Jackson, TN 38301-3983
Phone: (731) 423-1932
Fax: (731) 410-0369